1st April 1991

Flying Scotsman Services Ltd / InterCity
The Yns Mons Express

Locos Used 47362, 86241, 86261 & steam:  60009
Stock Used ???

Route : 1T34 throughout

Loco(s) Route
86241 London Euston - (via WCML, Weedon & Trent Valley) - Nuneaton
47362 (1) Nuneaton (2) - Water Orton - Park Lane Jn - Ryecroft Jn - Walsall - Pleck Jn - Darlaston Jn - Portobello Jn - Bushbury Jn - (2) Stafford - (via WCML) - Crewe
60009 'Osprey' Crewe - Chester - Rhyl - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
60009 'Osprey' Holyhead - (reverse of outward route) - Crewe
????? (3) Crewe - ?(via WCML) - Stafford (4) - Bushbury Jn - Portobello Jn - Darlaston Jn - Bescot - Perry Barr North Jn - Aston - Stechford - Birmingham International? - Coventry
????? (3) Coventry - Bedworth - Nuneaton
86261? Nuneaton - (4) Rugby - (via WCML, Weedon) - London Euston

Notes :
(1) Plus 86241 dead-in-tow.
(2) Booked route was: Nuneaton - (via WCML, Trent Valley) - Crewe; reason for diversion not known but Ian McDonald comments that it cost around an hour of delay.
(3) Loco confirmation required.
(4) Booked route was via WCML Trent Valley; reason for diversion not known but Ian McDonald comments that it cost around an hour of delay.


Ian McDonald's ticket for the tour.

Sources : Glenn Ford, David Morgan & Ian McDonald

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian McDonald)

M.C Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual M.C
0.00 Euston 07.50d ?   19.01a ? 527.34
5.65 Willesden Junction 07/56 ?   18/53 ? 521.39
17.35 Watford Junction 08.05a ~ 08.06d ?   18.31a ~ 18.32d ? 509.69
31.53 Tring 08/16 ?   18/21 ? 495.53
46.46 Bletchley 08/26 ?   18/11 ? 480.58
49.65 Milton Keynes Central 08/28 ?   18/09 ? 477.39
56.47 Hanslope Jn 08/32 ?   18/05 ? 470.57
69.56 Weedon 08/40 ?   17/57 ? 457.48
82.40 Rugby 09/00 ?   17/49 ? 444.64
97.10 Nuneaton 09.14a ~ 09.16d ??.?? ~ 09.23   17.31a ~ 17.34d 20.27 (?a or d?) 430.14
- Bedworth   DIV 20.20 ~ 20.21 ?
- Coventry   DIV 20.06 ~ 20.11 ?
110.12 Tamworth LL 09/26 ?   17/25 DIV 417.12
116.23 Lichfield TV 09/30 ?   17/21 DIV 411.01
127.08 Colwich Jn 09/36 ?   17/15 DIV 400.16
  Whitacre Jn DIV 09/38  
  Water Orton DIV 09/42  
  Walsall DIV 10.10 (?a or d?)  
  Pleck Jn DIV 10/12  
133.43 Stafford 09/41 10/35   17/10 ? 393.61
138.72 Norton Bridge 09/45 10/41   17/06 18/49 388.32
149.74 Madeley Jn 09/52 10/51   17/00 ? 377.30
158.00 Crewe 10L03a ~ 10L18d 11.00 ~ 11.29   16L40a ~ 16L52d 18.18 ~ 18.34 369.24
159.41 Crewe Steelworks Jn 10/22 ?   16/35 ? 367.63
168.60 Beeston Castle 10/32 11/47   16/25 ? 358.44
179.10 Chester 10/46 12/02   16/09 ? 348.14
181.01 Saltney Jn 10/51 12/05   16/03 ? 346.23
189.51 Rockliffe Hall Tunnel (E) 10/59 12/14   15/55 ? 337.53
195.76 Holywell Jn 11/06 12/21   15/48 ? 331.28
209.08 Rhyl 11/19 12/34   15/35 ? 318.16
219.45 Colwyn Bay 11/30 12/44   15/24 ? 307.59
223.55 Llandudno Junction 11w35 ~ 12w05 12.51 ~ 13.07   14w58 ~ 15w16 ? 303.49
238.71 Bangor 12/27 ?   14/38 ? 288.33
242.29 Llanfair P.G. 12/32 ?   14/36 ? 284.75
245.15 Gaerwen Jn 12/36 ?   14/29 ? 282.09
260.07 Valley 12/52 ?   14/12 ? 267.17
263.52 Holyhead 13.00a 14.03   14.05d 15.40 263.52


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